Put-In-Creek Duathlon

Thanks to everyone who participated and cheered at the 2020 Put-In-Creek Duathlon on Labor Day 9/7. We’re back on track for 2021 – scroll down for the schedule for the day of the event.

Annual Labor Day Event

3 mile run + 2.5 mile kayak, starting & ending in Mathews Courthouse area, transition point at Williams Wharf. Sound like a good time to you? Then feel free to join us on Labor Day 2021: Monday, Sep 6th. That’s right: it’s free & open to everyone. It’s a ‘just for fun’ event, but don’t get me wrong – there are some who will be competing with each other, but all in good fun.


Location. This event will start and end at Put-In-Creek park and pavilion in Mathews Courthouse. Just a few years ago, the town of Mathews built a new dock and kayak ramp there so getting in and out of the water is really easy. The creek is tidal so we schedule it to finish very near high tide to ensure no one gets stuck in the mud.

High Tide on 6 Sep 2021 is 9:02am ET

2021 Schedule. Participants will drop off kayak at Williams Wharf at 8am (we’ll have a volunteer posted there to keep an eye on the kayaks and assist with the transition) and drive to starting area at Put-In-Creek park. We’ll have brief instructions and start as close to 8:30am as possible. We’ve done this course several times – no one has done it as a relay, but that is certainly an option if you want to divide it up with another person.

Bring a snack. We’ll enjoy the pavilion at the finish area for a bring-your-own picnic snack. Again: everyone & anyone is welcome to participate: you do not have to be a VTTR club member or Mathews resident to take part.

Timing. Timing equipment will be on hand if we have volunteers show up to operate it. So if you’re interested in your overall time, be prepared with your own watch/ timing device. A volunteer will be at transition point only. The course is on open road & open water – competitors will participating at their own risk. Event will be held rain-or-shine – it will only be cancelled on race morning due to lightning (posted on Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners Facebook page). Questions can be emailed to vttrunners@gmail.com.

2020 Results Are In: Event Recap

September 2020 Put-In-Creek competitors

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